Schecter Tempest Standard Sulphur Springs TX

Like the rest of the South Korea-crafted Diamond Series guitars in this roundup, the Tempest Standard is all kinds of sweet. It looks cool, it plays great, and it sounds awesome. There are absolutely zero imperfections in the fit and finish department, and clever accouterments such as the Ultra-Access neck joint and the rubber grips on the Volume and Tone knobs add a sparkle of luxury to a basic, hard-working club guitar.

Joys Music Co
(903) 885-4986
325 Davis St S
Sulphur Springs, TX
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

Data Provided by:
Sam Jones Piano/Organ
(432) 682-7533
428 Andrews Hwy
Midland, TX
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Organs

Data Provided by:
Tell Tale Entertainment
(817) 306-9511
6745 Cambrian Way
Fort Worth, TX

Data Provided by:
The Music Shop At Rockwall
(972) 722-8406
457 E Interstate 30
Rockwall, TX

Data Provided by:
Tarpley Music
(325) 655-7381
13 E Twohig Ave
San Angelo, TX
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

Data Provided by:
Mckay Music Co
(903) 885-0074
121 Gilmer St
Sulphur Springs, TX
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

Data Provided by:
Tys Musical Instruments
(325) 648-3080
902 East Third Street
Goldthwaite, TX
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

Data Provided by:
Kelsey Music Center
(915) 949-2562
2910 Alta Vista Ln
San Angelo, TX
Types of Instruments Sold
Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

Data Provided by:
Alto Tatum Music
(903) 595-4341
325 E Front St
Tyler, TX
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

Data Provided by:
Brook Mays Music Co
(800) 637-8966
8605 Carpenter Frwy.
Dallas, TX
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion
Store Information
Instrument Rental: Yes
Website Sales: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
We repair all makes/models of Band & Orchestra Instruments.

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Tempest Standard

gp0710_gearsche_0698Like the rest of the South Korea-crafted Diamond Series guitars in this roundup, the Tempest Standard is all kinds of sweet. It looks cool, it plays great, and it sounds awesome. There are absolutely zero imperfections in the fit and finish department, and clever accouterments such as the Ultra-Access neck joint and the rubber grips on the Volume and Tone knobs add a sparkle of luxury to a basic, hard-working club guitar. The workmanship is so consistent amongst the models we tested—excepting some minor setup issues with the Damien and Solo 6—that choosing the right guitar is more a matter of deciding on your preferred cosmetic impact. In the Tempest’s case, the vintage goldtop color (it’s also available in gloss black and vintage white), hot-rod silhouette, and extreme top carve (the pickups look as if they’re atop the crest of a hill) speaks retro in a sophisticated way. I can’t think of a band in which it would look totally out of place.

On the sonic side, I found the Tempest to be a very resonant and ballsy guitar that gives every note a nice, round pop. The neck and combined-pickup sounds are warm without being muddy, and the bridge humbucker uncorks a meaty midrange that really growls and snarls. You could play almost anything on this guitar, from old-school and modern metal to classic rock to jazz and beyond. For some, there may not be enough snap for country, and while the coil-tap does thin out the tone nicely, it doesn’t really give up those vibey, clucky, and hollow single-coil sounds. Even so, the Tempest is a versatile machine that is a delight to play—and that joy will likely increase every time you remember you shelled out way under $600 for this stunner.

gp0710_gearschec_0706CONTACT Schecter Guitars, schecterguitars.com

PRICE $799 retail/$549 street

NUTWIDTH 1 11/16"

NECK 24 3/4" 3-piece set mahogany with Ultra Access neck joint

FRETBOARD Rosewood

FRETS 22 medium

BODY Mahogany

PICKUPS Duncan Designed HB-101n (neck) and HB-102b (brid...

Click here to read the rest of the article from Guitar Player


Guitar Player is a trademark of New Bay Media, LLC. All material published on www.guitarplayer.com is copyrighted @2009 by New Bay Media, LLC. All rights reserved